New Delhi : Pursuing his complaint, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley appeared in a Delhi court on Tuesday and reiterated his claim that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his colleagues from his AAP (Aam aadmi Party) — five other AAP leaders, have made ‘false and defamatory’ statements bringing damage to his reputation. Jaitley rejected the charges framed on him by them, in which, they had claimed that he had siphoned out money from Delhi’s cricket body DDCA for his own benefit.
Recording his statement before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Sanjay Khanagwal in a 70-minute deposition, Jaitley, an eminent high-class lawyer himself, dismissed all the allegations and stated he had not received any money from anybody during his tenure as President of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). FinMin again mentioned emphatically and accused them of not taking into cognizance, the complaints filed against them, and, still further giving statements damaging his reputation even after the complaint was filed against them.
Jaitley spoke that their statements against him and his family members was an attempt to lower his dignity in the eyes of the public at large. He referred to Twitter and Facebook posts of Kejriwal, Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpai, and specified that Kejriwal and Co. were doing thus with an objective of deflecting attention from CBI probe ‘against a particular civil servant’ who is working with him. FinMin was obviously referring to the CBI raid in the Delhi Secretariat on the office of IAS officer Rajendra Kumar — who happened to be Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary.